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" The first and great rule in the exposition of wills, to which all other rules must bend, is that the intention of the testator expressed in his will shall prevail, provided it be consistent with the rules of law. "
Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial ... - Page 385
by Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - 1866
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...it is the first and great rule in the exposition of wills, and to which all other rules must bend, that the intention of the testator expressed in his will shall prevail, provided it be continent viith the rulet of law that is, provided it can be effectuated consistently with the...
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A practical abridgment of American common law cases argued and ..., Volume 4

Common law - 1835
...exposition of wills, to which all rules must bend, that the intention of the testator expressed in the will shall prevail, provided it be consistent with the rules of law. 3. EX'RS. OF MOFFAT v. STRONG, Jan. T. 1813, 10 Johns. NY Rep. 11 PATTERSON v. ELLIS, 11 Wend. NY Rep....
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Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Florida

Florida. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1847
..."it is the first and great rule in the exposition of wills, and to which all other rules must bend, that the intention of the testator expressed in his...provided it be consistent with the rules of law." See 2 Wend. Black. 380, note 17. Did the testator mean to vest in Charles K. Miller the unqualified...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in ..., Volume 232

Illinois. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1908
...197 111. 398; Mcckel v. Johnson, 231 id. 540.) "The first and great rule in the exposition of wills, to which all other rules must bend, is, that the intention...consistent with the rules of law." (Smith v. Bell, 6 Pet. 68; Bradsby v. Wallace, 202 111. 239. ) In seeking the intention of the testator as to the construction...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in ..., Volume 273

Illinois. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1916
...apply, but no one of them is final or conclusive. "The first and great rule in the exposition of wills, to which all other rules must bend, is, that the intention...consistent with the rules of law." (Smith v. Bell, 31 US 68; Bradsby v. Wallace, 202 111. 239.) "All rules of construction yield to the intention of the...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in ..., Volume 279

Illinois. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1917
...whole wil1." (Black v. Jones, 264 111. 548.) "The first and great rule in the exposition of wills, to which all other rules must bend, is, that the intention...provided it be consistent with the rules of law." (Wardner v. Baptist Memorial Board, 232 111. 606; Bradsbyv. Wallace, 202 id. 239.) The intention of...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in ..., Volume 283

Illinois. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1918
...in the will should control, and that is the law. The most important rule in the exposition of wills, to which all other rules must bend, is that the intention...shall prevail, provided it be consistent with the settled rules of law. (Smith v. Bell, 31 US 68; Bradsby v. Wallace, 202 111. 239; O'Hare v. Johnston,...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in ..., Volume 55

Illinois. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1872
...74, Chief Justice MARSHALL says : "The first and great rule in the exposition of wills, to which all rules must bend, is, that the intention of the testator,...prevail, provided it be consistent with the rules of law. This principle . is asserted in the construction of every testamentary disposition. It is emphatically...
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Reports of Decisions in the Supreme Court of the United States ..., Volume 10

United States. Supreme Court, Benjamin Robbins Curtis - Law reports, digests, etc - 1864
...said Elizabeth, or was said remainder void ? " The first and great rule in the exposition of wills, to which all other rules must bend, is that the intention...prevail, provided it be consistent with the rules of law. Doug. 322 ; 1 Black. 672. This principle is generally asserted in the construction of every testamentary...
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The American Law Register, Volume 10

University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of Law - Law reports, digests, etc - 1871
...74, Chief Justice MARSHALL says : " The first and great rule in the exposition of wills, to which all rules must bend, is that the intention of the testator,...his will, shall prevail, provided it be consistent frith the rules of law. This principle is asserted in the construction of every testamentary disposition....
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